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Symposium presented at Case School of Law (Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law) on Oct. 6-7, 2006 by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. Symposium co-chairs include Professor Michael Scharf, Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center; Mark Ellis, Executive Director, International Bar Association, London; Professor William Schabas, Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway; Professor Michael Newton, Vanderbilt University Law School.

Welcome & introduction / Professor Michael Scharf -- Dedication of the U.N. War Crimes Commission & Archives / Cherif Bassiouni -- Trying Saddam: an insider's perspective (Chairman of the Commission) / Samir Sumaidaie (Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S.) -- Preparing for the mother of all trials -- Order in the courtroom: the challenges of trying a tyrant -- Debate: did Saddam get a fair trial? -- Lessons learned from the Dujail trial: a cross-fire panel -- Was the Dujail trial the trial of the century?

Lecture Series

Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Subject Headings

Hussein, Saddam, 1937-2006 -- Trials, litigation, etc.; War crime trials -- Iraq; Terrorism -- Canada -- Prevention


Cleveland, Ohio

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Cleveland, Ohio: Case Western Reserve University Law School, 2006.